After Hurricane Dorian, The ‘Wikipedia Of Maps’ Came To The Rescue

“When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on Sept. 1, local disaster response agencies quickly realized they needed help. But not the kind of help you might expect: They needed mappers … more than 100 volunteers from around the world logged on to OpenStreetMap and, over the course of five days, used satellite imagery and mapping software to identify and draw more than 1,600 roads and 9,000 buildings.”

Find out you can get involved mapping the world at NPR.